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When adding a suffix that begins with a vowel, most words ending in ce, ee, oe, and ge retain the e. Some do so to keep the soft sounds of c and g, while others retain the e to preserve the identity of the primitive word. When adding some suffixes with a vowel for the first letter, a few words drop the e.

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fac'tor

so ci'e ty

av'er age em'ploy ee' at tired'

Dress is a factor in business, no less than in society. In this day, the average business man is demanding that his employees be so attired as to impress favorably the persons whom they are required to meet.

im press' fa'vor a bly

The doe led her fawn upon the meadow, begemmed with the dew be gemmed' drops of early morning.

doe

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WORD BUILDING

Scrib'e re [scrip'tus] = to write.

Ars, artis = art.

art

art'ist
script
scripture
art'ful
ar tist'ic
art'less

" As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.” - Izaak Walton.

This line is not in script but in print.

“ All Scripture is given for instruction.” “In a very special sense

man is artistic.” Lilly.

To those who fought and died for liberty, we ascribe all praise.

“ And now subscribe your names.

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“ A word once uttered can never be recalled."

cour'te sy hoarse'ly

ve'hi cle

mys'ter y du'ra ble

ob serve' ob serv'er

ga'zer

grad'u al con sult'

fence

a chieve'

crim'i nal

vi'o late

re fus'al

por'tion

ob serve'
vi'o late

lux'u ry

plait'ed

knead

heif'er

cen'tu ry

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"Every wise observer knows,
Every watchful gazer sees,
Nothing grand or beautiful grows
Save by gradual, slow degrees."
"Consult with the old, and fence
with the young."

"Labor well directed will achieve all things."

ob serv'ing
vi'o lat ing

The criminal violates the law.

"The refusal of praise often indi cates a desire for a double portion."

de feat'

hith'er

a void'

cruise
busi'ness

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a chieve'

re fuse'

suf fice'

mal tese'

oc curred'

crit'i cism nour'ish

a chiev'ing re fus'al

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WORD BUILDING

Ced'e re [ces'sus] (cede, ceed) = to go, to yield.

pre cede ex ceed'

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' “ Certain signs of the times precede

certain kinds of events.” Cicero.

“ The world's charity does not err on ex cess'

the side of excess.” Matthew Arnold. ex cessive “ Excessive laughter proceeding from pro ceed'ing a slight cause is folly.” Cervantes. proc'ess “The thoughts of man are widened suc cess'or with the process of the suns."-Tennyson. se cede'

The South seceded from the Union. re cede'

The waves advance and recede. an'ces tor “ The hope of my ancestors endures.”

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burglar
fierce
scoun'drel
fem'i nine
nurs'ling

for bid'ding trace'a ble

cring'ing dye'ing so ci'e ty ap par'el

i tallic fea'ture

be sieged'

crease

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“ The rising sun dissolves the frost."

“ The large cities absorb the wealth and fashion.” Irving.

My friend is a musician, and plays the guitar and mandolin.

The old adage, “A fool and his money are soon parted," has been proven many times over.

“ Take time by the forelock.”
Pittacus.

• They ne'er can be wise
Who good counsel despise.”

fore'lock

coun'sel de spise'

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Most words ending in silent e retain e, when adding a suffix that begins with a consonant.

hope'ful care'ful tune'ful dole'ful

shame'less
strange'ly
lone some
force'ful

home'ly
change'ful
fledge'ling
smoke'less

hire'ling cause'way blithe'ly lime'stone

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